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Reconceiving Nature: Ecofeminism in Late Victorian Women's Poetry
by PATRICIA MURPHY
University of Missouri Press, 2019
eISBN: 978-0-8262-7429-8 | Cloth: 978-0-8262-2187-2
Library of Congress Classification PR595.W6
Dewey Decimal Classification 821.8099287

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Surprisingly, glimmerings of ecofeminist theory that would emerge a century later can be detected in women’s poetry of the late Victorian period. In Reconceiving Nature, Patricia Murphy examines the work of six ecofeminist poets—Augusta Webster, Mathilde Blind, Michael Field, Alice Meynell, Constance Naden, and L. S. Bevington—who contested the exploitation of the natural world. Challenging prevalent assumptions that nature is inferior, rightly subordinated, and deservedly manipulated, these poets instead “reconstructed” nature.
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